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Stamp and gold postbox to celebrate Ellie Simmonds' gold medal

Stamp celebrating Ellie Simmonds' gold medal Credit: Royal Mail

Royal Mail has produced a stamp honouring Walsall's Ellie Simmonds' gold medal triumph in yesterday's (1 September) 400m freestyle final.

It is the first time a host country has issued a set of stamps to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists.

Tomorrow, Royal Mail will also paint one of its red post boxes gold in Ellie's home town.


Midlands swimmer breaks world record

Ellie Simmonds (right) after winning gold and setting a new world record Credit: PA

Ellie Simmonds from Walsall broke a world record at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London this evening, securing an Olympic spot for the 200m individual medley.

The double Paralympic champion set a new world record of 3:08.14.

Sascha Kindred from Herefordshire also won the men's equivalent race, with a time of 2:48.44.

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